MooseFS distributed filesystem (3-server one-off installation)

Task description:

We will install and configure the MooseFS distributed filesystem on your RHEL/SL/CentOS or Ubuntu/Debian single server.

Please note that this requires a minimum of 2 servers with 3 or more being highly recommended. This also requires the use of FUSE on any MooseFS clients.

This includes:

  • Installation of MooseFS on a two or three server cluster.
  • Making sure that MooseFS starts on boot

Does not include:

  • Setting up Backups
  • Long term troubleshooting – this means that we confirm that the installation works but after the setup we can no longer assist.


Q – Why do I need this service?

A – You need this service if you are looking for a Network Attached Storage (NAS) like system with redundancy.  MooseFS is similar to NFS but with redundancy built in.

QWhat will transfer speeds look like?

A – MooseFS being a distributed file system is limited by a few factors, most importantly network speeds. We only recommend MooseFS for local network installations and not for any work over the internet.

QIs data encrypted during transfer?

A – No it is not, making MooseFS unsuitable for usage over the internet – MooseFS should only be used in a local area network (or equivalent private network such as an Amazon VPC).

Q – Is MooseFS reliable?

A – Yes it is, as long as redundancy (goal in MooseFS lingo) is set to a minimum of 2, then MooseFS guarantees that every file will be copied to at least one more node. A MooseFS installation with redundancy (goal) set to 1 means that losing one server has the potential of data loss. The only reason why would ever want this is to combine the storage of one or more servers. Squirrel5 will never set the goal to 1 – you can do this at your own risk.

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